State Flower The IRIS, genus Iridaceae, is an herbaceous perennial of which there
are about 170 species, including several North American varieties, the most common
of which is the Blue Flag. While there are several different colors among the iris,
and the act naming the iris as the state flower did not name a particular color, by
common acceptance the PURPLE IRIS is considered the state flower.
TNIPH is a partnership of public and private health agencies, organizations, and academic
institutions established to maximize resources for the purpose of promoting health
research, education, and service focused on improving the health of all Tennesseans.
With a Board of experts from across the state, TNIPH is housed at the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University.
TNIPH is a lead statewide convener of organizations, agencies and groups to build and foster the collaborations necessary to improve the publics health.
The mission of the TNIPH, as a free-standing independent entity, is to foster measurable improvements in the health and wellness of all Tennesseans through conducting and promoting statewide multi-sector initiatives, including data driven planning, health education and public awareness, and research and advocacy for effective health-related policy.
Spotlight on Healthy Legislative Breakfast On-the-Go
The Healthy Legislative Breakfast On-the-Go is an opportunity for TNIPH Board members to meet and greet Tennessee legislators to discuss health topics - including the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. It was held this year on April 7 at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville.
Following the breakfast, the TNIPH Board held its annual board meeting.
The Health Across Borders event at State Street was a great success!
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The Regional Roadmap for a Healthier Appalachian Tennessee project establishes local health initiatives that link economic development and business with health and human service organizations and community stakeholders.